WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

Jul 26, 2014

WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

by Jill Lawless

It’s an iconic scene of Britain at war: Thousands of Londoners huddled in Underground stations as German bombs rained down. But this is not the 1940s Blitz — it’s World War I, more than 20 years earlier. For most people, the Great War evokes ...

Tiny Belize offers jungle ruins, ocean adventures

Jul 19, 2014

Tiny Belize offers jungle ruins, ocean adventures

by Alina Hartounian

The same turquoise waters that lure tourists to Caribbean destinations slosh around Belize’s island chain. But tiny Belize has a major advantage in reeling in the holidaymakers — spectacular Maya ruins tucked away in lush jungle. The nation is home to more prehistoric buildings ...

Kunisaki: into a world of moss and stone

Jul 12, 2014

Kunisaki: into a world of moss and stone

by Stephen Mansfield

The sense of antiquity on the Kunisaki Peninsula is immediate. There are those that believe the region — whose name is said to mean “land’s end” — was created by demons in the service of powerful gods. You have to take these accounts with ...

Naples: green, clean and now bike-friendly

Jul 12, 2014

Naples: green, clean and now bike-friendly

by Paolo Santaluci

Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat. It may sound ordinary, but this simple act is revolutionary. Three years ago Naples’ seafront was an urban highway, noisy and smoggy, jammed with ...

Off the beaten path on Japan's paper trail

Jul 5, 2014

Off the beaten path on Japan's paper trail

by Mark Brazil

At a little roadside store in rural Nagano, a foreign tourist is miming a rice bowl with her cupped left hand. Firm in the belief that Japanese washi (paper — wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper) was made from rice, she waves her ...

Grand Canyon train is a trip through history

Jul 5, 2014

Grand Canyon train is a trip through history

by John Marshall

The drive to the Grand Canyon’s South Rim is easy enough. Get to Flagstaff and it’s only about 145 km across Arizona’s high country. But why take a car when you can ride a train, especially one like the Grand Canyon Railway? Traveling down ...